Stampin’ Up! Let’s Celebrate You For The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. How is everyone doing today?  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects today. This week we had a Color Challenge.  Here are the colors we had to work with.

Here is my card using these colors.

I played along with Global Design Project Challenge #243.  They have a Theme challenge this week.  Here is their Theme.

I started by adhering a panel of the Flower for Every Season Designer Series Paper to an Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle Die, I cut 2 out of a panel of Old Olive cardstock and adhered them to the card front overlapping them in center slightly, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Bumble Bee cardstock I stamped the large sunflower image from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I cut the sunflower out using the Sunflower Dies.  I cut a detailed sunflower out of the Bumble Bee cardstock using the Sunflower Dies and adhered it to the stamped sunflower using Multipurpose Liquid Glue only in the center.  I cut the small sunflower center out of a panel of Early Espresso cardstock using the Sunflower Dies and adhered it to the center of the sunflower using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped 3 leaves from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Old Olive Ink on a panel of Old Olive cardstock.  I cut the stamped images out using the leaf die from the Sunflower Dies.  I cut 3 of the detailed leaves out of the Old Olive cardstock using the Sunflower Dies.  I adhered the detailed leaves to the stamped leaves using Multipurpose Liquid Glue only down the center vein of the leaf.  I adhered the leaves to the back of the large sunflower using Glue Dots and adhered the sunflower to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the 2nd smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.  The die was a little short so I cut partway through, removed the die and placed it at the end of the sentiment, turned the cardstock and cut the other side partway through.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front over the sunflower using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow using the new Bumble Bee 1/4″ 2020-2022 In-Color Ribbon and adhered it to the sentiment panel using a Glue Dot.  I added a few Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Crushed Curry Ink, stamping off once, over the top of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Old Olive mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to the inside of the Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Crushed Curry Ink on the bottom front of the envelope and on the envelope flap.  I stamped the leaf image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Old Olive Ink around the sunflower using the Masking Technique.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Karen Ksenzakovic:  You Are Here


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Happy Stamping, Karen!



Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  Why not give it a try?  🙂

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email at




The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit, ask me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, ask me for details!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!



Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

  • Subscribe for the June kit from 11 May–10 June at
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.



Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you!  You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond June 2, we’ll let you know


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Bumble Bee Cardstock 7″ x 4″(sunflowers)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1″ X 1″ (sunflower center)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ (leaves), 5″ X 4″ (card front rectangles), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (sentiment), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Let’s Celebrate You For The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Loved your card. I liked the way you just used the Bumblebee card stock with the expression ink. I enjoy seeing your cards on the blog hop.


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